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SOMA - Assistant/Associate/Professor Anatomy

A.T. Still University

Mesa, Arizona 85206
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The Department of Anatomy at A.T. Still University’s School of Osteopathic Medicine (Arizona) seeks to fill a full-time, 1.0 FTE, faculty position at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor.  The successful candidate will teach human gross anatomy and virtual anatomy to osteopathic medical students using virtual reality, 3D imagery, gamification, and flipped-classroom teaching methods.  Individuals will be expected to engage in scholarly activities, academic service, and educational research supporting the school’s mission.  The successful candidate may be required to deliver curricula to other disciplines of ATSU (Graduate School’s of Health Sciences, Audiology, School of Dental Health, etc.).  The position reports to the Chairman, Department of Anatomy
Duties & Responsibilities

  • Contribute to other scholarly needs and requirements of the university
  • Create curricular content utilizing a variety of software packages
  • Demonstrate fluency and competency in a variety of audio-visual technologies used to create curricular for first and 2nd-year osteopathic medical students
  • Help in the supervision of the university’s laboratory technician
  • Maintain a safe work environment supporting the policies of the University and OSHA
  • Participate in anatomy continuing medical education courses
  • Serve on School and University committees as necessary
  • Teach human gross anatomy, cross-sectional anatomy, and applicable radiology to undergraduate osteopathic medical students
  • Write exam questions, conduct practical exams, and participate in student assessment.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
Building Trust

  • Assist the lab technician, if requested, in the set-up and take-down of lab supplies, before, and after, each lab session (as required)
  • Adapt to stress, change, adversity, and ambiguity, while embracing an environment of change away from pure cadaveric dissection towards a mixed clinically-relevant, radiographic, and or surgical anatomy curriculum with an emphasis on the production of competent, safe, and knowledgeable physicians preparing for graduate medical education (residency).
  • Deliver curricula to students using active methods and small-group facilitation
  • Demonstrated commitment towards cultural diversity and equal opportunity.
  • Develop and deliver clinically-oriented curricula in the Virtual Anatomy Lab
  • Supports the future vision of anatomy teaching by embracing various interactive and computer-enhanced technologies especially knowledge of 3D technology
  • Work with other anatomy faculty to deliver and prepare content for the human cadaver laboratory


  • Demonstrates the ability to manage conflict and facilitate solutions.
  • Helps people develop an environment of support while promoting effective team work.
  • Makes use of individual pedagogical differences by creating an environment where individuals feel safe to disagree and learn from such disagreements
  • Work with other faculty in developing assessment tools congruent with the National Board of Osteopathic Medical Examiners (NBOME) Item-Writing Guidelines.  Completion of NBOME item-writing course will be required of the successful applicant.

Maximizing Resources

  • Promotes and supports the continual learning and development of the anatomy team, in alignment with the departments' goals and direction.
  • Acts as a catalyst for necessary change to maintain a positive alignment within the College, accreditation, and institutional requirements.

Achieving Results

  • Challenges established assumptions and teaching methodologies, explores new possibilities, and advances creative approaches in the delivery of curricula.
  • Makes decisions in a timely, inclusive, and strategic way that will support the mission of the department, school, and university
  • Demonstrates strong interpersonal, communication, and teaching skills.  Values emotional intelligence in themselves and co-workers


Minimum Qualifications

  • If a clinician, Board Certification by ABMS or AOA recognized organization (Surgery or Radiology preferred)
  • If a clinician, current, active licensure by the Arizona Medical Board or Arizona Osteopathic Medical Board is required to be maintained
  • Demonstrated experience teaching human gross anatomy, embryology, and cross-sectional anatomy
  • Knowledge of and competency in Adobe products including, but not limited to, Presenter, Captivate, or other AV-production programs
  • Knowledge of and competency in Microsoft Office Products
  • Knowledge of Blackboard, Canvas, or other compatible learning management systems would be helpful to the successful applicant
  • Prior experience as a physical therapist (DPT), Physician’s Assistant (PA) could be helpful
  • Terminal degree (D.O., MD., or Ph.D. degree in an applicable field) is required
  • Typing or keyboarding experience with 60 wpm minimum typing speed is required

Additional Qualifications

  • Demonstrated potential for scholarship and educational research
  • HTML programming preferred highly, but not required
  • Passage of a background check, pre-employment physical, and/or drug-testing consistent with ATSU policies
  • Post-doctoral training preferred but not required
  • Proven documented record of teaching accomplishments.

Application Materials RequiredThe online application should be completed in its entirety. Blank or missed information may be considered an incomplete submission.

Cover Letter:
The Cover Letter should clearly specify your current skill level and proficiencies and how your professional employment experience meet the Minimum and the Preferred qualifications (if applicable).
Teaching Portfolio
Include statement of teaching philosophy and longitudinal record of student evaluations (if applicable).
Research Statement:
Include recent accomplishments and potential educational research projects
Please list 3 professional references including address, title, phone and email address.

Electronic submission of application materials to is also acceptable. Review of application materials by the respective search committees will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.


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